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Last Update:

04 Dec 2019

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Peter Golde


Purple Pen PurplePen course orienteering

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3.3.0 | Updated: 04 Dec 2019



Downloads of v 3.3.0:



Software Author(s):

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Purple Pen 3.3.0

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To install Purple Pen, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Purple Pen, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Purple Pen, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade purplepen -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade purplepen -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure purplepen installed
    name: purplepen
    state: present
    version: 3.3.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'purplepen' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.3.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: purplepen,
    Version: 3.3.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller purplepen
   Name     = 'purplepen'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.3.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'purplepen':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.3.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install purplepen version="3.3.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator Pauby on 04 Dec 2019.


Purple Pen is course setting software for orienteering. Purple Pen makes it easy to design orienteering courses and their associated control descriptions.

Design your courses visually — directly on any OCAD map, OpenOrienteering Map, or PDF map. View the course and the control descriptions at the same time, and simply click on the control descriptions to set the correct description for each control. Purple Pen automatically does all the busywork:

  • Print maps with courses overprints directly (without needing OCAD), or export course maps to OCAD or OpenOrienteering Mapper for final printing, or create PDF files for a print shop.
  • Use either an OCAD map (OCAD versions 6-12 supported), OpenOrienteering Mapper map, PDF map, or bitmap map (JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, BMP).
  • Print a perfectly formatted control description sheet, with symbolic or textual descriptions (or both). Textual descriptions are automatically generated. Description sheets can be placed onto the map.
  • Calculate the length of each course automatically.
  • Make sure that the codes and descriptions of shared controls are in sync.
  • View or print an all controls map.
  • Easily change control codes — one at a time or all at once.
  • Calculate how many competitors are visiting a control or running a leg.
  • Print master punch cards for easy control card checking.
  • Export course data to event management or electronic punching software (IOF standard XML format, version 2 or version 3).
  • View or print several different reports about the courses and controls.
  • Download control locations to your mobile GPS device.
  • Supports both the IOF 2000 and 2018 control description standards.

Best of all, Purple Pen is completely free software.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$url = ''

$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    url            = $url
    softwareName   = 'Purple Pen*'
    checksum       = 'cd63523288b3fc295c8df389a568ab050f2246a24b4f4333e13bad1969948f87'
    checksumType   = 'sha256'
    validExitCodes = @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$packageArgs = @{
    packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    softwareName   = 'Purple Pen*'
    fileType       = 'EXE'
    validExitCodes = @(0)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
    $key | ForEach-Object {
        $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
    Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
    Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
    Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
    Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
    $key | ForEach-Object { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Purple Pen 3.2.3 88 Monday, September 23, 2019 Approved

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